Police have broken up an illegal vaccination event staged by a billionaire scientist who used to teach at a Wuhan university – in the same region the coronavirus pandemic started.
Police broke up the illegal vaccination event after dozens were vaccinated at Luebeck airport, in the city of Luebeck, which is located in the state of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, on Saturday 27th November.
Winfried Stoecker, 74, is a scientist and entrepreneur who used to teach at a university in Wuhan Province in China, and who created a company called Euroimmun, which he sold in 2019 to an American corporation for USD 1.3 billion (GBP 973 million).
He has developed what he says is a vaccine against coronavirus and has already given the jab to around 20,000 people. His vaccine has not been approved, nor has he sought approval, making it illegal.
He is now under investigation along with three other people over the vaccination event staged at the airport.
Stoecker told German daily Bild: “Two doctors vaccinated people. Doctors have the right to mix together what they think will help people. We are accountable to the patient, but not to the state. But then the police stopped everything. Around 600 people were waiting in line.”
He also claimed: “So far, around 20,000 people have been vaccinated with the substance in Germany. 2,000 of them are under constant observation. Side effects were not noted. Ten people had breakthroughs in their vaccinations.”
The doctor does not want to wait for approval from the state to use his vaccine. He said: “That would take too long, it would cost millions.”
The public prosecutor sees it differently and has been investigating Stoecker for over a year on suspicion of criminal patient experiments. And now the doctor may be in more trouble because of the event at the airport.
According to the Luebeck public prosecutor’s office, the investigation is looking into four men aged 61, 74, 80 and 81 who are residents in the Segeberg district and the Duchy of Lauenburg. They have not been named.
Stoecker was born in Upper Lusatia in 1947. He studied medicine in Wuerzburg and became a professor at Tongji University in Wuhan in 1999, the city in China where the coronavirus was first detected at the end of 2019 He founded Euroimmun in 1987.
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